Steven J. Gartner Esq.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gartner, Steven J.

Steven J. Gartner is Co-Chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a Partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department. He specializes in private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Gartner regularly advises boards of directors, board committees and senior management on strategic issues and corporate governance.

Mr. Gartner represents private equity firms in a wide range of transactions, ranging from minority investments in public and private companies to leveraged buyouts of public companies. He has extensive experience in representing buyers and sellers in auctions for corporations, divisions or asset sales.

He represents domestic and international buyers and sellers in all types of merger and acquisition transactions, including mergers, asset sales, stock sales, spin-offs and recapitalizations involving both public and private companies. He also represents Special Committees formed to consider transactions with interested persons, including going-private transactions. His practice covers companies in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, healthcare services, technology, software, manufacturing, and telecom.

Mr. Gartner earned his B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.

He is the author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio SeriesCorporate Minutes.  This portfolio volume discusses the legal issues associated with the preparation and maintenance of corporate minutes for board of directors and committee meetings as well as shareholder meetings. It describes the function and importance of corporate minutes and which federal and state laws are pertinent to them. It also discusses the format of corporate minutes and the process for preparing, approving, and amending them. Finally, the portfolio analyzes the rights of shareholders, directors, and others to obtain access to the minutes as well as litigation issues concerning minutes, such as their use as evidence and the privilege issues concerning them.